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Houston Texans News: December 8, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 8, 2014.

'cho hands off me, chump.
'cho hands off me, chump.
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Sup, y'all. With Dunsmore off to enjoy his honeymoon, I'll be handling the Newswire until his triumphant return.

Houston Texans News

Texans win big in Jacksonville
The Texans kept their playoff hopes alive with a 27-13 win in Jacksonville on Sunday, after overcoming a 13-10 deficit at halftime.

20 Sideline Observations: Week 14
Texans radio sideline reporter John Harris shared 20 observations from the Texans win at Jacksonville.

Hope and pride driving Houston Texans into the end of their schedule - ESPN
With three games remaining on the season, the race for the AFC South -- or a wild-card spot -- is weighing heavy on the Texans.

Texans impose their will during game-changing 17-play TD drive - Ultimate Texans
It began as it should: Arian Foster carrying the ball. It finally ended 16 plays, 84 yards and 8 minutes, 29 seconds later.

J.J. Watt fined for tossing football into stands – learns about it on Twitter - Ultimate Texans
The League allows players to hand balls to fans in the crowd, but due to safety issues such as fans fighting over a ball or falling trying to catch the ball, they do not allow players to throw them into the seats.

CAN'T MISS: O'Brien postgame speech
Get an exclusive look inside the Texans locker room following their victory over the Jaguars.

Vandermeer's View: Texans building momentum
On a day when there was much debate on the college circuit about the best teams and quality of wins, it was reassuring to live through a game in which outscoring the opponent was the only stat that matters.

Arian Foster reaches multiple milestones Sunday
Arian Foster has 1,000 yards for the season for the fourth time in his career.

Around the League

NFL scores, news and highlights: What happened Sunday in Week 14 - SBNation.com
The Seahawks are rolling, the Rams are trolling and everything else that matters from a busy Sunday of NFL action.

2014 NFL playoff picture and standings: Seahawks, Steelers get big wins - SBNation.com
Here's a look at the updated standings for the playoffs and who's in the postseason.

Rams use players acquired in RG3 trade as captains, just to torment Washington - SBNation.com
Jeff Fisher wants you to know that the Rams won the Robert Griffin III trade.

Bears have 'buyer's remorse' over Jay Cutler contract, nearly benched him - SBNation.com
Chicago signed the quarterback to a seven-year deal at the start of the year.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

How the Rockets have thrived despite the injury bug - The Dream Shake
Without Howard, Jones, and Beverley, some Rockets have thrived both offensively and defensively. Here's how.

MLS Cup Final 2014, LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution - Dynamo Theory The final game of the 2014 season is here.

Texas A&M headed to Liberty Bowl to play West Virginia - Good Bull Hunting
Finally!

Indiana LB Darrin Kirkland Jr has Texas Longhorns in top four - Burnt Orange Nation
It seems that the official visit went well for the consensus four-star prospect.

Texas Longhorns to play Arkansas Razorbacks in the Texas Bowl - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns will be facing off against the Razorbacks in Houston.

Baylor to Face Michigan State in Cotton Bowl on January 1, 2015 - Our Daily Bears
It's official: We're facing the Michigan State Spartans in the Cotton Bowl.

Texas Tech Defensive Line Coach John Scott Jr. Resigns - Viva The Matadors
Per Texas Tech spokesperson, Blayne Beal, Texas Tech's defensive line coach John Scott, Jr. has resigned.